Today Paulette Tavormina and the Monacelli Press have released her new book, Seizing Beauty.
Taking inspiration from the Golden Age still-life masters, Tavormina lists her influences as being the artists Giovanna Garzoni, Francesco de Zurbarán, and Adriaen Coorte.
Adriaen Coorte was a Middelburg artist who studied under Melchior d’Hondecoeter in Amsterdam around the year 1680. He seems to have been relatively unknown except in the town of Middelburg until his works were revived by Dutch art historian Laurens J. Bol in 1952. In 1958, Bol arranged a popular exhibition of 35 Coorte works at the Dordrechts Museum, which ensured his art will not be forgotten by future generations.
Read about Paulette Tavormina’s recent work in, Vivid Images That Aren’t Old Masters — but Look Just Like Them.